May 3, 2022

BBPA Statement on Business Letter to PA Legislature

When the Pennsylvania General Assembly reconvenes later this month, lawmakers plan to take steps to ban the use of ballot drop boxes, creating additional barriers for Pennsylvanians who wish to cast their ballots safely and securely by mail. Why are lawmakers undertaking this unnecessary change when the state’s economy and business climate continue to falter?

Ensuring that elections are both secure and convenient is important to PA businesses and their employees. With an eye to the 2022 general election, today the Back to Business PA campaign sent a letter to the Pennsylvania General Assembly signed by more than sixty businesses and business organizations urging legislators to pursue solutions that improve Pennsylvania’s economy and business climate, and abandon efforts to make it harder to vote.

In this letter addressed to the majority and minority party leaders of the Pennsylvania State Senate and House of Representatives, business leaders from every corner of the state urge their elected representatives to forge a bipartisan compromise protecting their employees, customers, and communities’ right to vote in accessible and secure elections.

Pennsylvania businesses from Allegheny, Centre, Clarion, Erie, Lancaster, Northampton, Philadelphia, and other counties signed the letter. While they operate in a variety of different industries, they share the same concerns about their employees’ ability to participate in our constitutional democracy.

Led by Business for America and the West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative, these business signatories agree that their elected leaders should be focused on developing bipartisan solutions to improve the Commonwealth’s economy and get PA back to business.

Read the letter here.

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About Business for America
Business for America is a nonpartisan nonprofit business membership organization advancing solutions to boost civic engagement, reduce political polarization, and modernize government. A well-functioning democracy will foster a more competitive, innovative business climate in America. Businesses interested in getting involved can learn more at bfa.us.